Discovery Lab: Simple Machines

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Engineering, Physics
Availability
Wednesdays at 10am and 11:15am
Groups of 6-16 students
Cost
$70 Per Session
This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Grade Level(s)
PreK — K
Season
Year-Round
Duration
1 hr
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three gears

How does a seesaw work? What makes wheels on a bike go around? How can you lift heavy objects? Playing with gears, wheels, levers and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier. Students take home spoon catapults and may create a piece of art for their classroom using gears.

This program takes place in the Discovery Lab in the Science Playground Exhibit Hall. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

Standards Addressed Interaction and Change:
K.2P.1
Examine the different ways things move.
Engineering Design:
K.4D.1
Create structures using natural or designed materials and simple tools.
K.4D.2
Show how components of designed structures can be disassembled and reassembled.